OPT for health is a research lab within the VCU School of Medicine. Our mission is to promote cardiometabolic health and well-being in underserved populations. We partner with individuals and communities to conduct cutting-edge research to prevent and treat obesity and related medical conditions such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and cancer.


If you are interested in participating in one of our ongoing studies, see which projects are currently recruiting.

A brief overview of who we are and what we do